Vacations can be fun and exciting, but expensive. Saving up for a vacation is a wise idea. Most people look forward to getting away, and want to get the most “bang for the buck.” If you are looking to take a vacation with your family or friends next spring or summer, here are five great options that you might want to start saving up for.
Visit a National Park
National parks have much to offer a vacationer. Depending on the park you choose, you might find hiking or biking trails, fishing, and scenic views. Taking a picnic lunch, and spending the day playing Frisbee outdoors might be an option. Or, you might be able to check out some native plants or wildlife in some parks. There are some parks with unique splendor that cannot be seen elsewhere. Natural formations such as the Grand Canyon, the arches in Arches National Park, or the geysers in Yellowstone are only a few examples. Finally, some parks even offer overnight camping sites, so you can spend more than just a day.
Visit Theme Parks
Theme parks can provide thrills and excitement. Many have fast flying roller coasters in addition to tamer rides, like a Carousel. Built around some theme, such as Disney characters in Disney World or chocolate in Hershey Park, each theme park is unique. Many even include water park areas to cool off on those hot summer days.
Go White Water Rafting
White water rafting is an extreme sport that can be enjoyed by family and friends. With varying levels of difficulty, a white water rafting trip can suit most people. Trips are led by guides who are experienced rafters. Rafting trips are available on many rivers throughout the United States, as well as foreign countries, so you are not limited to any particular area or location. White water rafting trips can be day trips or much longer. Those who love water sports and adventure will adore white water rafting.
Go to the State Fair
Visiting the State Fair, in your state or any other, is an adventure every time. With something new at every turn, you are sure to find something you and your family enjoy. Of course, there are the animals and home goods to check out. Additionally, there are midway rides for the thrill seekers as well as for the kids. Visitors will be entertained by a daily schedule of different shows. You might see anything from a live music show to a demolition derby. And, the food at a State Fair always holds something fun to try. Some fairs offer such goodies as bacon on a stick or fried candy bars or local delicacies. New tastes will tickle your tongue at every turn.
Head to the Beach
Beach towns have much to offer. In addition to building sand castles and participating in water sports, families can find new adventures. Visiting the beach often includes trips to the boardwalk for treats such as ice cream and French fries. Alternate activities can include miniature golf, water parks, and other sports. And, even if it rains, there are usually movie theatres and bowling alleys nearby for entertainment indoors. But, a walk on the beach collecting seashells, or a morning bike ride on the boardwalk, are simple family memory makers for your incredible vacation.
Whatever vacation suits your family’s style, saving for it now will help you afford to allow it to come to fruition later. Make memories with your family and friends, while taking the perfect vacation this spring or summer. You will have no regrets.
This article was written by Ryan Thomas for Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting. Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting has guided thousands of whitewater rafting trips on Clear Creek and throughout Colorado.